South Scotland

Dumfries weather resilience centre plans make progress

Dumfries Flooding (Pic: Colin Colthart)
Image caption Talks are to be held on how a new national resilience centre in Dumfries would work

Talks are to be held to discuss the detail of setting up a national resilience centre in Dumfries to deal with issues such as flooding.

Last month Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced that it would be based at the Crichton campus.

The centre will be used to research ways to improve responses to weather emergencies and create six jobs.

Dumfries and Galloway Council said talks would be held with the Scottish government next month.

They will discuss how the centre would operate and how the local authority would be involved.

When he announced plans for the centre Mr Wheelhouse said it was about making sure responses worked in a "joined-up way and a multi-agency way".

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